Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnam is an important part in Russia’s “Look East” policy, Vietnamese Ambassador to Russia Nguyen Thanh Son told Saigon Giai Phong daily ahead of President Tran Dai Quang’s visit to Russia.
The diplomat noted that Vietnam is a reliable and traditional partner of Russia. Vietnam, located in an important maritime route connecting Russia and Asia-Pacific, was also the first to sign a trade agreement with the Eurasian Economic Community (EAEC) of which Russia is a member.
Vietnam and Russia set up their strategic partnership in 2001 and upgraded it to a comprehensive strategic partnership in 2012.
The two sides have worked together at multilateral forums such as the United Nations and within ASEAN-Russia cooperation, contributing to maintaining peace, stability in the Asia-Pacific region and the world.
Russia has supported Vietnam’s hosting of the APEC 2017, said the ambassador.
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